Ask the expert in live chat: Can science conquer the flu?
ECDC expert Kari Johansen, along with other influenza experts, will answer your questions about the flu in a live chat on Science Live.
Why hasn't science stopped influenza yet Can we develop a vaccine that protects against all flu strains—for life Are better drugs on the horizon What does the season look like so far, and how can you best protect yourself
ECDC expert Kari Johansen, along with other influenza experts, will answer your questions about the flu in a live chat on the Science Live site today, Thursday 6 December 2012 from 21:00 to 22:00 CET (20:00 to 21:00 UTC/GMT).
You can join the chat by posting your questions on the live chat page.
Read more about seasonal influenza on ECDC website.
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